Hyde Park P, C5, J, R (see below for key)
And, as a cultural bonus, the Serpentine Sackler gallery has now opened opposite the carpark, see here. It is open daily from 10.00-18.00, and has toilets which are free to use.
We meet at 99 Wallis Road E9, near Hackney Wick station, where there is free parking on Sundays until 12.00.
Victoria Park P
Dorney Lake, Windsor P, C1, TD, B
Postcode is SL4 6QP. Additional Dorney info here.
Redbridge Cycle Circuit P, C1, TD, B - see here, postcode IG6 3HP, nearest station, Fairlop (Underground, Central Line).
Battersea Park P
We tend to meet at the car park at one of two points -
1. The Rosary Gate carpark, at the South East of the park -
2. The North Carriage Drive carpar park, beside the Thames path -
Weybridge - Brooklands Park P- see here, postcode KT13 0XR, nearest station, Byfleet & New Haw. The entrance is off the roundabout by the Tesco store (which has the nearest toilets).
Richmond Park P
For more adventurous and experienced rollerskiers, the park shuts to traffic at twilight, giving the opportunity to rollerski along 10km of good traffic-free roads. This provides great training, although caution must be exercised. Helmets, lights, gloves and high visibility clothing are worth wearing. At this time we meet mainly at Sheen Gate to the north of the park.
The park is best reached by car or bike. The A3 runs past the park, and it's only a short bike ride from the overland train station of Mortlake (Waterloo, 20mins; Clapham Junction, 10mins). Richmond (this is also an underground station) and Kingston stations are both close. You can take bikes on the underground District Line and overland trains (at most times).
Dulwich Park P
Dulwich Park is one of our new favourites. Having recently benefited from an extensive re-tarmacing of its ring road, it's now one of the best places to rollerski in London. Located moments from historic Dulwich Village, and convenient for public transport, it's a traffic free park and has free parking.
Longstanton, Cambridge P
We also run annual events at Castle Combe in Wiltshire and Leeds. Other good places to train for rollerskiing in and around London include Hillingdon cycle circuit at Hayes, West London - map. It's best to call these venues to ensure they aren't booked by cyclists before you go. Hayes - 020 8737 7797.